Films To Watch After Midnight

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Blade Runner (1982)

This cult classic noir sci-fi flick from Ridley Scott paints a melancholic, ambient picture of a city alive at night-time. The dark, yet visually stunning shots in the film, coupled with Vangelis’ dreamy score, perfectly complement the feeling of being half asleep but very much awake.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Stanley Kubrick’s psychological thriller is creepy, twisted and haunting in the best way possible.  A dream-like waltz through peak- Christmas season New York City, this film feels almost illicit to watch and instills the eerie sensation of being watched in the viewer.

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Conceptualized as a spin-off to the similarly surrealistic Twin Peaks, this bizarre neo-noir film is quintessentially David Lynch. His seductive yet terrifying vision of LA’s dream factory evokes a sense of helplessness and complete dissociation from reality that pairs well with the disorienting feeling of being awake past midnight.

After Hours (1985)

Martin Scorsese’s fever dream of a film subverts the genre of movies centered on a “wild night out”. An absurdist dark comedy, this is a uniquely immersive film with a central motif of solitude amidst urban decay that resonates with the viewer in a nightmarish manner.

The Thing (1982)

This suspenseful, visually excessive sci-fi horror film directed by John Carpenter takes you on a wild ride that you don't want to get off of. The special effects and gruesome visuals create a sense of claustrophobic paranoia that makes you keep your eyes glued to the screen throughout.

Pi (1998)

Darren Aronofsky's debut feature film is an intelligent, paranoia fueled film about a mathematician trying to uncover the patterns of the universe. Shot in high-contrast black and white, this low budget watch uses fast cut editing techniques to deliver a dizzying, unnerving viewing experience.

The Lighthouse (2019)

Robert Eggers' black and white Bergman inspired film is gothic romanticism at its finest. Depicting a descent into madness, this film gives you the sensation of watching someone else's nightmare, intending to keep you on the edge of your sanity.

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